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 (mĭth′rəs) or Mith·ra (-rə)
n. Mythology
The ancient Persian god of light and guardian against evil, often identified with the sun.

[Greek Mithrās, from Avestan and Old Persian Mithra-; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈmɪθræs) or


(Non-European Myth & Legend) Persian myth the god of light, identified with the sun, who slew a primordial bull and fertilized the world with its blood


(ˈmɪθ ræs)

also Mith•ra


the ancient Persian god of light and truth, later of the sun.
[< Latin < Greek Míthrās < Iranian]
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Noun1.Mithras - ancient Persian god of light and truthMithras - ancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god


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